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Objective and subjective tinnitus can often be differentiated based on comprehensive history, physical examination, and audiogram. Examples of objective tinnitus include vascular abnormalities, palatal myoclonus, patulous eustachian tube, and stapedial/tensor tympani muscle spasm. Subjective tinnitus is usually associated with hearing loss. Rarely, tinnitus is the result of an underlying condition. In these cases, imaging and additional testing may be indicated. Classification of the type, quality, and intensity of tinnitus is helpful in the work-up and treatment of tinnitus. Treatment modalities include cognitive behavior...
Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders
Stephen A. Tilles
STEPHEN A. TILLES, MD
IMMUNOLOGY AND ALLERGY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
Bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) is defined as a heightened bronchoconstrictive response to airway stimuli. It complements the cardinal features in asthma, such as variable or reversible airflow limitation and airway inflammation. Although BHR is considered a pathophysiologic hallmark of asthma, it should be acknowledged that this property of the airway is dynamic, because its severity and even presence can vary over time with disease activity, triggers or specific exposure, and with treatment. In addition, it is important to recognize that there is a component that is not reflective of a specific disease entity.
ConclusionsHandling reactions correctly provided parents with confidence to treat subsequent reactions. Witnessing the effects of an EAI and receiving positive feedback from health care providers further strengthened their confidence to quickly and competently intervene in future reactions.
The Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA recommended reintroducing tegaserod maleate for women with irritable bowel syndrome and low cardiovascular risk.Medscape Medical News
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